Several years ago I was at my daughter-in-law’s when she made this wonderful sugar cookie recipe. I was hooked at once. These amazing cookies are melt-in-your-mouth good. Seriously. They just about dissolve in your mouth when you eat them. They are so quick and easy to make too. You can have this recipe ready to bake in about 5 minutes and have 2 1/2 to 3 dozen of these jewels ready to eat hot out of the oven in 15 minutes total! No kidding!
We made these cookies the other day for Valentine’s Day with my three-year-old granddaughter, Eliana. She helped pour in the ingredients and was a great taste tester for us! She shows great promise to be a fabulous cook by the time she’s 10 or 12 years old. I wish my mom would have allowed me in the kitchen at that age. For those of you who aren’t the greatest cooks or bakers, or if you have young children you want to teach to cook, consider this no-fail recipe. The only difficult part is separating the egg yolks and if mom or dad can do that part the rest is extremely easy.
I made Candice’s Cracked Sugar Cookies for our Christmas Cookie Extravaganza about 3 years ago but made them as sandwiches with my famous icing in the middle. They were SOOOOOO rich. We actually frosted these cookies, too, but because they are super sweet already and we normally make them without icing I’m going to post with and without icing.
Candice found this recipe at allrecipes.com several years ago. We are certainly grateful for Pam posting these fantastic cookies there so others could sample these delightful treats. This incredibly easy sugar cookie recipe has got to be one you add to your collection. Candice’s Cracked Sugar Cookies are so scrumptious you will be talking about them for days!
We love these amazing cookies–plain or frosted–but I warn you in advance, they are addictive and you will find one batch of Candice’s Cracked Sugar Cookies is rarely enough! You will want another and another and another and another! If you want quick and easy, if you want economical, if you want mouthwatering good, if you want a cookie that turns out wonderfully every time you make it you need to try Candice’s marvelous Cracked Sugar Cookies. You won’t be sorry.
We love these fantastic Cracked Sugar Cookies.
Candice’s Cracked Sugar Cookies are beautiful as well as delicious.
These cookies are so easy to whip up. You can have cookies ready to eat in just 15 minutes!
These cookies are actually better the next day!
Make a platter of these goodies for your next party and they will be snatched up in no time.
Here’s what I did.
Soften butter. We left this out on the counter for several hours.
Here my granddaughter, Eliana, is turning on the mixer.
Cream butter and sugar.
Here she is waiting for the mixture to be done.
Here the mixture is creamed.
Here we are going to separate the eggs. This recipe only calls for yolks. You can use the whites for meringue or egg white omelets if desired, or discard.
This egg separator allows the egg white to pour out into the bowl.
This takes a minutes or two.
Add egg yolks to mixture.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour.
Here the flour has been added.
Add baking soda and cream of tartar.
Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray.
Roll cookie dough into balls.
Bake about 9 or 10 minutes at 350.
Don’t these look yummy.
Cool on racks. Frost if desired.
These cookies melt in your mouth.
Candice’s Cracked Sugar Cookies are so easy to make and economical too.
We love this delicious recipe and believe you will too. The texture of these cookies is excellent even though they have so much sugar. They hold their shape and don’t flatten out.
These cookies are fabulous plain but if you need an extra kick you can frost and decorate them with icing too.
I love the fact that Candice’s Cracked Sugar Cookies hold their texture so well.
Here’s the recipe.
CANDICE’S CRACKED SUGAR COOKIES
(Recipe from my daughter-in-law, Candice Ambra, Oxford, PA, source: Pam at AllRecipes.com)
1 1/4 cups white sugar
1 cup butter
3 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets. Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir. Form dough into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Don’t flatten. Bake 11 to 12 minutes, until tops are cracked and just turning color. My oven took about 15 minutes, but you do not want to overbake these. Some ovens have these ready at 9-10 minutes. It is better to take them out before they are completely done. Makes 2-3 dozen.
The taste of Candice’s Cracked Sugar Cookies is simply amazing.
Here are the cookies next to my granddaughter’s homemade valentine!
We made these delicious cookies for Valentine’s Day, but you can make these anytime because they are so quick and easy.
Are you salivating yet?
Go ahead and try one. Yum, yum.
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